City Centre Events

Sydney’s city centre encompasses Darling Harbour, picturesque Circular Quay, the bustling CBD (Central Business District), the grand old buildings of Martin Place, the busy streets of Chinatown and Haymarket, and the peaceful grounds of Barangaroo, Hyde Park, the Domain and the Royal Botanic Garden. Its high concentration of entertainment venues, museums, galleries and public spaces means that the city centre’s events calendar is packed with everything from local markets and musical productions to Vivid Sydney, an annual festival of light, music and ideas.

Sydney events offer something for everyone, whether it’s an exhibition opening in a hip area on the city’s fringe, or a world-renowned musical playing in the heart of the city. On weekends, you’ll find local markets in The Rocks, Paddington, Bondi, Glebe, Rozelle, Domain and North Sydney. During the week, attend a gig at one of Sydney’s friendly pubs, or perhaps catch an improv show at one of the city’s comedy venues.

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  1. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 29 January 2017, Pyrmont

    Exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Collette Dinnigan - Unlaced is the first exhibition to explore the work of this internationally acclaimed Australian fashion designer.Featuring ensembles,...

    25 Oct -29Jan
  2. Hunter by the Harbour

    Tuesday 25 October to Tuesday 8 November 2016, Darling Harbour

    Discover the very best of wine and food from the Hunter Valley at Cockle Bay Wharf.Cockle Bay Wharf restaurants and bars are partnering with some of the most skilled winemakers, providores and...

    25 Oct -08Nov
  3. Confluence Festival of India

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, City Centre

    Confluence Festival of India, the most significant showcase of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia is coming to Sydney! The festival program includes world-class dance, theatre and music...

    25 Oct -30Oct
  4. Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 5 February 2017, City Centre

    See the works of legendary Australian photographer Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953) and explore a bygone era of Sydney Harbour in this photographic exhibition 'Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water'. In...

    25 Oct -05Feb
  5. Cirque du Soleil - KOOZA

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 6 November 2016, Moore Park

    Cirque du Soleil will arrive in Australia with KOOZA, a death-defying, colourful homage to the traditions of circus. The national tour will begin in Sydney on 25 August 2016, where KOOZA will...

    25 Oct -06Nov
  6. Sydney Craft Beer Week

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Redfern And Waterloo

    This October, the streets of Sydney will be flowing with Craft Beer as Sydney Craft Beer Week (SCBW) returns bigger, better, and tastier. Over 60 of Sydney's leading venues will host the city's largest and most...

    25 Oct -30Oct
  7. Othello

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 4 December 2016, City Centre

    A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion.A warrior on the fields of war, felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello...

    25 Oct -04Dec
  8. The Turquoise Elephant

    Tuesday 25 October to Saturday 26 November 2016, Kings Cross

    Inside her triple-glazed compound, Augusta shields herself from the catastrophic elements, bathing in the classics and campaigning for the reinstatement of global reliance on fossil fuels. Outside, the world lurches...

    25 Oct -26Nov
  9. Good Food Month

    Tuesday 25 October to Monday 31 October 2016, City Centre

    Australia's largest food festival, The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month presented by Citi invites food lovers in Sydney and regional New South Wales to celebrate Australia's extraordinary culinary scene...

    25 Oct -31Oct
  10. Walktober in Sydney

    Tuesday 25 October to Monday 31 October 2016, City Centre

    October's warm spring days are perfect for enjoying Sydney on foot. Enjoy the dozens of accessible city trails, stunning coastal walks and beautiful parks, gardens and squares nearby.For more...

    25 Oct -31Oct
  11. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    Tuesday 25 October to Saturday 12 November 2016, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    MopHead Productions, in association with Red Line Productions, is pleased to present The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant by Rainer Werner Fassbinder at the Old Fitz Theatre. Perhaps more well known as a daring German...

    25 Oct -12Nov
  12. Sydney Italian Festival

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, City Centre

    The spirit of la dolce vita takes over venues across Sydney in the annual celebration of Italian culture, products and lifestyle.Sydney Italian Festival is an annual event organised by the Italian Trade...

    25 Oct -30Oct
  13. Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, City Centre

    Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude is a compelling exhibition opening at the Australian National Maritime Museum from 5 May. The exhibition is a rare chance to discover the extraordinary nautical...

    25 Oct -30Oct
  14. Sweet Addiction

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 30 April 2017, City Centre

    Sweet Addiction is the first exhibition to open in The Calyx, a new world-class horticultural attraction within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.Sweet Addiction explores the botanic story of chocolate, and is...

    25 Oct -30Apr
  15. Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 27 November 2016, Pyrmont

    Dream Lover, the extraordinary story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin is now playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.Starring David Campbell and Hannah Fredericksen and directed by Simon...

    25 Oct -27Nov
  16. My Fair Lady

    Tuesday 25 October to Saturday 5 November 2016, City Centre

    Ground-breaking, glorious and grand... Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is now playing at the Sydney Opera House, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews.In the...

    25 Oct -05Nov
  17. Ross Manning: Melody Lines World Premiere

    Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 6 November 2016, Inner Sydney

    A major commission by Performance Space and Carriageworks, Melody Lines is a mesmerising kinetic installation by leading Brisbane-based artist Ross Manning. Utilising an intricate overhead conveyor system,...

    25 Oct -06Nov
  18. EQ Village Markets

    Wednesday 26 October to Saturday 29 December 2018, Moore Park

    EQ Village Markets is Sydney's finest producers market. It offers a wide range of top quality produce at a great price in one very convenient location, just 10 minutes from the Sydney Central Business District!...

    26 Oct -29Dec
  19. Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

    Wednesday 26 October to Wednesday 21 December 2016, Chinatown And Haymarket

    From the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy. The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant!” and USA...

    26 Oct -21Dec
  20. Yoga from the Sky at Sydney Tower Eye

    Wednesday 26 October to Wednesday 7 June 2017, City Centre

    Yoga from the Sky is a series of yoga classes held on Wednesday mornings hosted by the Sydney Tower Eye on the Observation Deck. Participants can enjoy breathtaking 360 views of the city during a 45 minute Hatha Yoga...

    26 Oct -07Jun
  21. Next Fall

    Wednesday 26 October to Saturday 19 November 2016, Chippendale

    Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. ‘Next Fall‘ by Geoffrey Nauffts (presented by Boyslikeme) portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and...

    26 Oct -19Nov
  22. Glebe Tasting Trek

    Thursday 27 October 2016, Glebe

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!They are teaming-up with the cool kids from Glebe again for the Spring edition of the Glebe Tasting Trek! After the very successful and fun first event in June it's time to embrace...

    27 Oct
  23. Summer Fruit Festival

    Thursday 27 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Darling Harbour

    The Summer Fruits Auction charity event on Wednesday at Sydney Markets has been expanded to four days of festivities including food and fine dining , activities by Athletics Australia, Australian Volleyball...

    27 Oct -30Oct
  24. Talk and Tease - Stand-up Comedy Meets Burlesque

    Thursday 27 October to Thursday 14 September 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Talk and Tease is a cheeky, new cabaret that features a mixture of stand up comedy and burlesque dance. It brings together some of Sydney's funniest comedians with Sydney's most coveted burlesque performers for a...

    27 Oct -14Sep
  25. Sydney Opera House - The Opera (The 8th Wonder)

    Friday 28 October to Saturday 5 November 2016, City Centre

    The story of the Sydney Opera House has more twists and turns than most operas: this is a tale you couldn’t make up. The architect walked out. The Premier died. The costs ballooned and the fate of one of the world’s...

    28 Oct -05Nov
  26. Eye Live! Silent Disco at Sydney Tower Eye

    Friday 28 October to Friday 11 November 2016, City Centre

    Join an exclusive after-hours party, 250 metres above Sydney, surrounded by 360-degree views of the city lights. It's you, three DJ's and 249 other crazy people dancing to sky high beats at the Sydney Tower Eye. You...

    28 Oct -11Nov
  27. El' Circo

    Friday 28 October to Friday 26 May 2017, Surry Hills

    Step inside, the magic awaits!Slide's famous nine course circus degustation, El’ Circo, captivates with the charm and flavour of Parisian cabaret; timeless yet original - it’s a little piece of Europe in the...

    28 Oct -26May
  28. High Tea at NSW Parliament

    Friday 28 October to Friday 31 March 2017, City Centre

    Served on the last Friday of each month, High Tea in the House opens the rarely seen Strangers' Dining Room to the public, giving visitors a fine dining experience quite unlike any other. Our team of expert chefs, led...

    28 Oct -31Mar

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